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With an eye toward making its campus more inclusive, Pratt Institute has named Nsombi B. Ricketts as its new vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, officials announced this week. … Full Article

Pratt Institute names vice president for diversity

With an eye toward making its campus more inclusive, Pratt Institute has named Nsombi B. Ricketts as its new vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, officials announced this week. … Full Article

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering appoints first female dean

For the first time in its 164-year history, the former Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn appointed its first female dean yesterday. Jelena Kovacevic was named dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering by President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming, effective Aug. 15. … Full Article

NYU Tandon offers affordable cybersecurity master’s degree with backing from NYC

With everything from Russian hackers to credit card fraud becoming very much a 21st century problem, a door of opportunity has just opened for New York City students hoping to get into one of the hottest fields on the planet. … Full Article

Tuition-free CUNY draws record numbers of enrollments

Free tuition is proving to be an immensely popular draw for students looking to attend college in Brooklyn and other parts of New York City, according to education officials. … Full Article

Study finds low grad rates for Brooklyn public college students

Brooklyn residents who enroll in public colleges in the borough have low graduation rates, according to an alarming new report from the Center for an Urban Future, a think tank based in Manhattan that studies ways to reduce economic inequality through changes in public policy. … Full Article

‘Brooklyn Tough’ graffiti mural unveiled at St. Francis College

St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights unveiled a one-of-a-kind graffiti wall mural in its gymnasium on Thursday, becoming the first college in the nation to commission a graffiti artwork. … Full Article

LIU Brooklyn to take part in National Science Foundation project

Students and professors at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University (LIU) will be taking part in an innovative new project that involves an unlikely marriage between science and commerce.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library teams up with Bard to offer free college degrees

A new program to help students who have been discouraged or excluded from higher education will be bringing liberal arts Associate degrees to Brooklyn starting this winter, Bard College and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced recently. … Full Article

Making movies that change lives: Filmmakers to discuss their powerful documentaries at St. Francis College

With great storytelling and a marketing strategy to match, documentaries and feature films can raise awareness of the most pressing issues of our time, and even initiate major change.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School's CUBE program offers students new ways into the legal field

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) has become one of the preeminent law schools in the country in sending students into alternative legal career paths. … Full Article

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